01/28/15 10:05am

Option A of Potomac Yard Metro in Alexandria Virginia as seen from the air
The public is invited to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the City Council Workroom located in City Hall at 301 King Street.

The meeting will include a discussion of the recently awarded Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank loan, an update on the status of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and discussion of the planned public outreach prior to a Locally Preferred Alternative decision.

For more information about this project please contact Lee Farmer at lee.farmer@alexandriava.gov or visit the City’s Potomac Yard website. Formal comments can be submitted at any time throughout the EIS process to comments@potomacyardmetro.com.

01/28/15 9:40am

Liberty Gas Station in Alexandria, VA
This is the second Liberty gas station I have seen with gas under $2 a gallon. This one is in the 4300 block of King Street in Alexandria near Park Center Drive. The other is on Henry Street in the Parker Gray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. A reader tipped me off to this station on Facebook. Thank you readers for your tips!

Reminder: You can find the lowest gas prices in Alexandria with the map found at this link on our site.

01/28/15 9:20am

Park smarter in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is reconvening the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group to continue reviewing and making recommendations on parking management in the Old Town area. The Work Group will advise staff on implementing specific recommendations to improve parking conditions in Old Town. The next meeting is (Tonight!) Wednesday, January 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at City Hall, 301 King Street in Sister Cities Room 1101.

Meeting materials are available on the OTAPS website. The meeting is open to the public.

01/27/15 5:45pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has partnered with Urban Alliance and T.C. Williams High School to send 15 students to work as interns with them for the rest of the school year.

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01/27/15 5:16pm

I’m sure readers will correct me but, this is the first issue of this newsletter that I have seen come across the Alexandria eNews system. The Winter 2015 edition of ‘The Responder’ Newsletter (PDF) has some great information in it from the Alexandria Fire Department. The issue covers Winter fire safety tips, run statistics for the department, AFD’s engagement in the Alexandria, Virginia community, and more. Check it out at the link above.

01/27/15 2:51pm

Quite a few folks are searching for this information on our site. From what I can gather, Reagan National saw 0.6″ (I saw same in Eisenhower East), parts of West End in Alexandria saw 1.5″, Dulles 2″, BWI: 1″. With parts of Fairfax clocking in over 4″.

Capital Weather Gang has a complete roundup of snowfall totals at this link.

News 4’s Tom Kierein had this graphic this A.M.: